One need only review a comparison of trump's overseas trips, (the Putin embarrassments, shoving a world leader aside, behaving like a petulant child, the constant display of cringeworthy ineptitude, North Korea idiocy and ad nauseam) and then observe Pres. Biden's behavior on the world stage to be reminded that we're better off believing what we see with our eyes and hear with our own ears than any spin the misguided press corps applies to its "reporting" on the orange one. Be sure and listen to the statements of European heads of state and others as well. No amount of glossy coverage will ever transform trump. Like the rest of us he is what he says and does.
Among Trump's policy accomplishments would be the China tariffs that crushed soybean farmers to the extent that taxpayers had to subsidize them to the tune of $12-billion. All the while the media dutifully reported Trump's nonsense about China paying for the tariffs..
Waiting for the press to treat the FG as the madman and con man he is like Waiting for Godot. What they are doing is losing credibility. Everyday I watch less and less of tv news. The Sunday shows are a waste of time. I’m sure I’m not alone in finding truthful reporting somewhere else
I see how the Presstitues circled the wagon when Joe called that liar Kaitlin Collins out!
Wow! Right now Biden is giving the reporters in Geneva a stern talking-to. He is calling them out on their wrong predictions for his G7 and NATO meetings and for their negativity in covering those things. He asked them what would happen if he didn’t at least try to deal with other leaders like Putin. Evelyn Farkas is praising him. Mike Minnelli is responding positively too. He pointed out that now that his meetings are over the reporters were trying to ask him about problems at home, not what he accomplished. Biden apologized for getting testy but didn’t back down. It was great to watch!
I have asked several correspondents for major papers whether they ever ask republicans to define Critical Race Theory. Since I haven't heard back, I know they haven't. That's just the way millionth-of-a-cent streetwalkers are.
Why cover the FG at all? We rarely hear about the former presidents in the press, as it should be. ‘W’ who? I cringe when he’s reported on by media as tho he’s a serious and sane person as, per Eric’s piece. MSNBC et al have failed to characterize him accurately from the start, thus perpetuating this chummy, light hearted smily reporting from the pundits, as if he were some kind of a passing joke. He’s practically wrecked our democracy for crying out loud. I’m with Lisa on this; never watch the Sunday shows anymore and turn off msnbc after morning Joe; at least they sometimes engage in serious conversation.
Not that I'm holding my breath but how is the press going to handle Trump when he's indicted? Are they going to continue to treat him just like any other former president? Obviously this has the potential of being one of the biggest stories in history, a former president being indicted under a criminal investigation. I can't wait for the spin. Of course that's if it ever happens.
Thank you Eric for steadfastly countering the press framing which runs counter to truth telling.
tl;dr version: the establishment press, besides giving Donnie an excess of coverage, they still continue to normalize him as much as possible even after being responsible for a couple of hundred thousand avoidable Covid deaths and everything related to the Big Lie. The operative word here really is complicity from the press.
As for the Apple data of Sciff and Salwell, it was not their data subpoenaed but it was caught up in data from the target, a Congressional staffer IIRC. (Target remains unidentified, I believe.)
The political press is still normalizing Trump because if they portrayed him accurately, they would be unable to keep normalizing the Republican Party which is an ever bigger threat to democracy.
I don’t know if I can paste in a tweet, but this is on-topic:
How long will it take for DT to be arrested, incarcerated and tried for treason? The American people need to know that it's in process... in the works... inevitable... whatever, or the faith in democracy and the intelligence of working towards common good that we are trying to recover will be shattered over and over again and pushed down farther into the muck. There has to be a gigantic force of will to make this happen. If we let this one get away we'll regret it, at least for the rest of our lives on earth.